Elbow brought “Lippy Kids” to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, further deepening my regret that I won’t be able to see the band in Los Angeles on Oct. 1. How flawless is Guy Garvey’s voice here? Garvey also chats behind the scenes about the song and New York City here and performed “The … Continue reading Elbow on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
There’s usually a moment â€“ or two â€“ on every Elbow album where the skies open and the seas part and an invincible rush overtakes your ears. Usually, the moments are obvious, like on the 2008 standout One Day Like This, from the Mercury Prize-winning The Seldom Seen Kid. Or Station Approach, the leadoff track … Continue reading Elbow: Open Arms (Comic Relief performance)
Monday has been chock-full of good music news, from the release of a new Fleet Foxes song (and album/tour information) to NPR streaming the new Telekinesis album. And thanks to Gigwise, we also get a new video for Elbow’s Neat Little Rows, a song that premiered a couple weeks ago on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio … Continue reading Elbow: Neat Little Rows (video)
Just a few weeks after Elbow premiered a live video of the new song Lippy Kids, off the forthcoming album build a rocket boys!, Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show debuted another new one, Neat Little Rows. Looks like this will be the first official single, with at least a UK release on Feb. 28. … Continue reading New Elbow: Neat Little Rows
As promised, Elbow followed through on its “special surprise” for Boxing Day, releasing a live video of Lippy Kids, the first taste of the forthcoming album, build a rocket boys!, due for a March 7 release in the UK. Singer Guy Garvey said his writing was inspired by his return to an area where he … Continue reading Elbow: Lippy Kids (Live at Blueprint Studios)
Almost three years after releasing the Mercury Prize-winning (and one of my 2008 favorites) The Seldom Seen Kid, Elbow will put out its fifth full-length album, build a rocket boys! on March 7 in the UK (which I hope means a March 8 release in the United States). No single was released when the announcement … Continue reading Elbow announces new album: build a rocket boys!
On Sunday, we returned from Los Angeles, where we saw Elbow perform at the Wiltern on Wednesday night in what I don’t hesitate to call the best show I’ve seen this year. (It’s just a shame we had to leave Phoenix to do it.) Besides dodging an equipment nightmare â€“ singer Guy Garvey informed the … Continue reading Elbow on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic
Grounds for Divorce, off Elbow’s great 2008 album The Seldom Seen Kid, is paired — however strangely — with a new zombie-riddled video game, Left 4 Dead. Here’s an extended trailer for the game with the song as its soundtrack:
If my constant harping about the greatness of Elbow’s 2008 album The Seldom Seen Kid wasn’t enough to convince you, then perhaps you’ll be sold on the strength of the band’s Mercury Prize win, which singer Guy Garvey said “is the best thing that’s ever happened to us.” The band also recently released what I … Continue reading Elbow wins Mercury Prize and new video
Those fantastic fellas in Elbow, whom I post so much about, are up for this year’s Mercury Prize. In breaking down the nominees, BBC offers up a live video of Elbow performing Grounds for Divorce off this year’s nominated album, The Seldom Seen Kid.